Continuing with this series of 47 moments in film that I love (Why 47?), today, for #19, we jump forward from 1925 to 1995 and visit a movie that is telling a story from 1970.
Continue reading 47 Great Movie Moments #19 – Apollo 13
Back in 1969, there was a little something going on called Apollo 12 – the second manned mission to the surface of the moon. Not long after launch, something went wrong: the ship was struck by lightning, scrambling the telemetry being received by instruments. It could easily have led to the entire mission being aborted. A NASA engineer named John Aaron recognized something that nobody else did, and was able to issue an instruction that led to the flight being salvaged. I am no aeronautical engineer so I have no exactly what Aaron did, or how it fixed things, but his quick thinking and cool head led to him being given the nickname of “Steely-Eyed Missile Man” by his colleagues. Continue reading Donald Glover is a Steely-Eyed Missile Man (Some spoilers for The Martian, and a bunch of other rambling)